Posts Tagged ‘Turkey Sausage’
So on the weekends Tim and I LOVE to make breakfast. I’m not talking about 1 egg and maybe a slice of bacon either- i am talking about the whole shabang! Everything but the kitchen sink kind of breakfast (which is also a delicious wine that you should try). The other day was no exception and when we woke up that morning, we were on a mission!
So yea as you can see we splurged a little and had french toast, eggs, Jennie O’s sausage (SOOO GOOD), and some potato hash-brown things (which we took out of Tim’s mom’s freezer that is how bad we wanted them). Everything was delicious!
Tim claims that I am a pretty stellar french toast make and well I’m not one to disagree so I suppose I am pretty good (either that or he just hates having to flip the things) but in any case I thought I would share my recipe. It’s nothing fancy and I was always under the impression that everyone knew how to make french toast but apparently that is NOT the case so here it goes
I use eggs (usually egg beaters), milk, lots of cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla. I never follow any type of ratio and I certainly don’t measure things out but that is all there is too it. Depending on the thickness of the bread- let it soak in the mixture for a minute, flip it over and let that side soak and then throw it on the griddle!
As you can see I threw the sausage links right on there too! They were part of our awesome purchase at Acme the other day where we used an enormous amount of $3 off coupons. I’ll continue buying them though because they were so tasty! Nothing like some turkey sausage to start your morning off right!
I put Tim in charge of the eggs!
And then we chowed down on a delicious bfast!
And as if all of that powdered sugar and carbs didn’t fill us out I was really feeling the Christmas spirit and made cookies later that night!
And that is a typical weekend breakfast in our household!
Checking off the goals this week! Thursday I woke up at my normal 6:15 time and got ready for work! I cooked up some eggs (1 whole egg, 1 egg white) and mixed in some left over Jennie-O turkey sausage! I’ll tell you what- that is a heck of a breakfast. A ton of protein and keeps me full… great way to start of a day!
After work I was exhausted but I was still motivated enough to head to workout class! Luckily I didn’t have to stop and put gas in the car so I was able to sneak in about 10 minutes on my parent’s couch, which was enough time to rejuvenate me enough. Together with my partner Michelle we had an amazing workout! An interval training day is what we completed and it looked like this…
- Row 10 minutes
- Pull Ups
- Box Jumps
- Kettle Bell 1 arm swings
- Kettle Bell 2 are swings
We did that that 3 rounds and it kicked my butt! After class I was a little tired and secretly hoped it was raining so I had a really excuse to tell you all that I didn’t go for a run because of Mother Nature not my lack of commitment but when I looked outside the skies had opened up and were calling to me. So I answered the call and went to the park.
I did a 40-minute run! The best part about it is that I actually went further than I did last week, which means my pace was getting faster! That was huge for me because the Susan G Komen race was just right around the corner at this point and I knew I needed to pull an impressive time out to make my goals happen! While I was running I looked over at one point and saw 3 deer just hanging out staring at me while I was going to town! That is what running is supposed to be about! Especially when you go to a place like the park to run- to really enjoy nature and all that it has to offer. One of the things I like best about running is that all I really needed is a great pair of running shoes and some workout clothes. No need for a gym membership or anything which helps the checkbook! Now, I have no idea what I am going to do when the ground is covered with snow but I suppose I’ll figure it out.
Once again my foot fell asleep probably around mile 3 so that is just weird. But I was feeling great and I have been really impressed by how feel I have been able to control my breathing. Now that I going to challenge myself to really concentrate on my feet and legs to ensure I am running properly. For so long I was just wishing I could go a mile or two and now that I am getting a hang of that I am hoping to get to 6 miles in the next few weeks and then really work out my form. I have never done the “turkey trot” over Thanksgiving but if there is a 10K I may try to do that one instead of the 5K…. I think I can do it!
When I got home wonderful Tim had dinner going. Since he is on that no-carb diet thing it is working out well that he is in charge of dinner. He made this stir-fry type meal with chicken sausage from Sam’s Club, lots and lots of veggies over lentils. Since Tim isn’t even carbs we couldn’t do rice or anything so he chose the lentils and I thought it was a great idea! I added some soy sauce in mine and thought it was just delicious. I’m not sure how the leftovers will heat up- seems like a one time meal but it tasted really good!
I forgot to take that picture right away! So that is after I already ate a little bit of it!!
Wednesday is a happy day. It’s a day when I don’t have grad school, it is a day that tells me I am half way through my work week, and it is a day that took me forever to learn how to spell but I finally did it! YAY for Wednesday.
This morning I woke up at the early 5:30 mark just to see that it was raining outside. I was pretty grateful for the rain because we had been up later than usual and there was a car alarm and some heavy rain that woke me up a few times throughout the night. I was tired and Mother Nature must have known it so she gave me a break at 5:30am. Thank you mam.
So after getting ready for work I made myself a Tim approved breakfast! I cooked up 2 whole eggs and an egg white and threw in some sliced chicken that Tim had made the night before. He grilled a few pieces of chicken thinking it could be a nice snack when one of us got hungry. He put some spicy seasoning on the chicken so it was delicious with my eggs. I put some spinach in the eggs too as a extra special touch so that made me very happy. I scrambled them so that they were portable enough to take to work with me. Works out well to just pop them in the microwave for about a minute when I get here. By the time lunch rolled around I was VERY hungry because I forgot to bring snacks with me today! Luckily I have some dried apricots at my desk (which are not Tim diet approved- no fruit it but I refuse to follow that) so I ate a few of those and then headed to lunch with my new mentor.
If you remember reading before my old mentor, Kristin, was amazing! I assured her that she is not getting rid of me that easily and will still have to have lunch with me sometimes! She was so easy to talk to and so interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed having her in my life so I’m looking forward to continuing on with that relationship. My new mentor, Megan, is great too! Megan and I met in our cafeteria where I had a piece of grilled chicken with buffalo sauce and ate it with a “lettuce bun”, pickles, tomatoes, and onions. When the chef behind the grill handed me my chicken with buffalo sauce on it he said “that’s it, no fries? Nothing to do with that? No cheese?” and I politely said No thanks, this is all I need. His response was simple but very clear “that sucks”. Ha shows what he knows about “lettuce buns” and pickles! Megan and I spent lunch getting to know each other and talking about potential career paths and all of those things you do when you have a mentor lunch! She is a very impressive young professional and I am looking forward to learning more from her over the course of the next year or so.
After lunch I went back to work and got hungry faster than I would have liked. At the risk of giving away my healthy eating habits I decided to have 2 small flavored Tootsie Rolls (don’t worry, I already came clean to Tim) and decided on the cherry and the orange ones. I don’t know what it is about these little guys but I just love them! That sort of made me less hungry and I finally headed home with Casey and Brody around 5.
When I got home there was a PRESENT waiting! Well I bought it for myself but NEW SHOES!
Thank you DSW for making my day a little brighter with 2 new pairs of sandals!!
When Tim got home, him and I ran errands because I needed new notebooks for school! I seriously felt like a kid again shopping for school supplies except it was freaking hard trying to find college ruled notebooks. I thought as a kid you wrote in wide ruled.. what the heck? Why do they even make wide ruled if no one buys them?
Does anyone use wide ruled paper? Please tell me so I am not angry at stores for carrying HUNDREDS of them!
We also ran to Sam’s Club because I needed fruit. Tim did the last grocery-shopping trip alone and since he is not allowed to eat fruit he got none. I don’t care about that rule, I love fruit and I am going to eat it. So I got blueberries, raspberries, grapes, and Clementine’s. Then I headed home to RUN!
Goal #2 this week accomplished! If you remember I wanted to do 2 long runs and 2 short runs this week to prepare for Susan G. Komen this weekend. I only ran for about 2 miles and honestly, I think 2 miles are harder than 4 miles! After 2 maybe even 2.5 you start to just let go and enjoy the run so when you only run 2 I feel like I spend those 2 miles waiting to get to that point. It just felt really great for 2 miles to be a short run ya know? I remember 2 months ago when I couldn’t even run 2 miles straight so I am feeling really good about this entire journey I am taking.
I did have to run this alone. Poor Tim has a hurt ankle (we have no idea why!) and wasn’t feeling up for a run. It is a good thing I have been running at night because I think it is too dark in the mornings to run by myself now and poor Tim is on the injured list now.
While I was running Tim made dinner! He made some turkey sausage on the grill and put a side of edamame and broccoli. LOTS OF VEGGIES to go on top as well! I LOVE turkey sausage and chicken sausage and it is one of Tim’s favorite things to make so it works out really well. I even topped mine with some guacamole to make it extra special! I feel very blessed to have such a great man in my life to support me while I run and study!
Oh and I did my first homework assignment for my MIS class. So weird to be doing homework again… stay tuned to see if I go crazy.